Renowned artist Polly Apfelbaum will give an overview of her work and explain her practice of “life on the floor.” She will detail her most recent years of work influenced by her time spent at the American Academy in Rome. Apfelbaum will explain her recent works woven in Oaxaca, Mexico while also putting her expansive floor work, Mojo Jojo, into context. Mojo Jojo, 2001, is currently on view at PAMM in the Routes of Influence exhibition.
Polly Apfelbaum received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. She has lived and worked in NYC since 1978. She has been showing her work consistently in the United States and internationally since her first one person show in NYC in 1986. Recent shows solo and group include Otis College of Art, Brown University and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Recent shows include the Camden Art Center, London, Everson Museum, Syracuse, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Be-Part, Belgium, Frith Street Gallery, London, and the Suburban, Wisconsin. She was a Rome Prize recipient in 2012-13. A major traveling mid-career survey of her work, initiated by the ICA Philadelphia, debuted in 2003 and was accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue of her work. Her work is part of many important public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Carnegie Museum, Philadelphia Museum and The Dallas Museum, to name a few. She has also received numerous grants including a Guggenheim, a Joan Mitchell and an Anonymous Was a Woman Award.